Some of you may remember that after designing my Sweet Sixteen scrap quilt, I realized I did not have enough white or grey fabric for the backgrounds I envisioned on the front and back. After scrounging around the markets, I was able to find a white brushed maybe-cotton and a grey cotton-linen blend that would do the job. Sadly, the shop I was went to was going out of business. It is located in a quite central location downtown, though it is a small one-room shop on a little alley between the wet market and the main square. Rents here have gone sky high here, and theirs has leapt from the equivalent of 2250 USD/month to 5000 USD, so they are closing out their 30 year business.
My Sweet Sixteen top is quite simple, so it only took a few hours yesterday to put together. The white they-claimed-it-is-cotton fabric feels wonderful against my skin but was quite hard to manage when it came to measuring and cutting. It did not want to hold its shape when folded up for cutting, and the fact that I had 5 yards of the extra wide to manage fabric did not help! But it all worked out and the top is much as I envisioned it.